The SCCER Joint Activity Coherent Energy Demonstrator Assessment (CEDA) aims to coordinate and harmonize this demonstrator research and serve as a collaboration and communication platform. CEDA will deal with both the supply and the demand side of tested energy devices (storage, conversion and transmission). Tackling the supply side will entail establishing a common set of operational and performance indicators including economic aspects (capital and operational costs), nominal (best efficiency) operation points, all other operation states and the transition speed between operation points. This will allow for comparing devices and produced data. On the demand side, CEDA will gather realistic energy usage profiles of vehicles and buildings to generate demand data for entire representative fleets and cities.
The CEDA database will then be used to assess and validate the application of new energy devices in energy systems (in externally funded case studies). Additionally, it will be an instrument to estimate demonstrator-to-plant upscaling parameters. Ultimately, this effort will support the Swiss Energy Strategy 2050 and promote the optimal design of decentralized energy systems, geared towards using renewable energy sources and thus transitioning towards a more sustainable energy system.